1864 MILITARY APPOINTMENT FOR A FUTURE MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER, SIGNED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS PRESIDENT
LINCOLN, Abraham. Engraved document signed. Washington, July 1, 1864. Single vellum sheet (16 by 19-1/2 inches), partially printed and finished in a secretarial hand, embossed blue paper seal; floated on silk and framed, entire piece measures 21-1/2 by 25 inches. $17,500.
Splendid Lincoln Civil War document appointing James S. Casey as "Captain in the Firth Regiment of Infantry," countersigned by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War.
The President here appoints a future Medal of Honor recipient as a Captain in the Fifth Regiment of Infantry. James Seaman Casey, of New York, rose through the military ranks during the Civil War. During the Black Hills War, he served under Nelson Miles and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Wolf Mountain in January 1877. This commission is handsomely engraved with two military vignettes, one of an emblematic eagle and the other an army motif with crossed flags, cannon, and other accoutrements of war. Docketed in red ink in upper left-hand corner. Contemporary pencil notation in lower right corner.
Expected fold line, a bit of faint foxing, Lincoln signature exceptionally crisp and clear. Beautifully framed.